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Dartington Walks

3 popular walks
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (3.4 miles) Walk 2 (2.3 miles)Walk 3 (2.1 miles)Walk 4 (4.5 miles)
Dartington Hall Dartington Hall GardensDartington Hall & river DartTotnes

For more than a century the Dartington region has attracted artists,musicians and walkers alike.

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Dartington Hall

Walk 1 Dartington Hall (3.4 miles)

In the distance you may hear the hoots of the Buckfastleigh and Totnes steam train.

A This delightful walk starts at the famous Cider Press.
Walk down towards the bridge. Just before the bridge turn left onto a cycle path.

B Follow cycle path along the stream and after 0.2 miles turn left up a public footpath (ignore another path which turns sharp left ) .

C When you reach a lane turn right then soon where the woods start turn right again.
This takes you through the impressive and tranquil gardens of Dartington Hall.

D The medieval hall built between 1388 and 1400 for John Holand,Earl of Huntingdon,half-brother to Richard II. After John was beheaded,the Crown owned the estate until it was acquired in 1559 by Sir Arthur Champernowne,Vice-Admiral of the West under Elizabeth I. The Champernowne family lived in the Hall for 366 years.

EFollow lane past Car Park then where it splits take the left fork ,Warren Lane. At the start of the forest take a footpath left,and continue roughly maintaining this direction towards the river.

F There is an option to explore the village of Staverton ,its Church (no pub) and a fascinating medieval bridge.

G A public footpath takes you through Old Parsonage Farm and back to the Cider Press.

Point of Interest

Dartington Cider Press, Dartington Hall


Pay & Display Cider Press,nr Dartington


Walk 1 
3.4 miles
1hr 20 mins
main roads
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altitude range
0 - 66 m
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Walk 2 Dartington Hall Gardens (2.3 miles)

Equally enjoyable,this walk takes you into the beautiful gardens of Dartington Hall.
Dartington Hall has a cafe and pub.

Walk 3 Dartington Hall & River Dart (2.8 miles)

This popular walk combines Dartington Hall gardens with the peaceful river Dart ;it follows public and permissive footpaths.


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Pay & Display Dartington Hall

Walk 4 Circular walk to Totnes (4.5 miles)

This circular walk from the Cider Press to Totnes is 4.5 miles long ; part of the route follows the river Dart. See map .


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Walk 1

shortre walk to dartington Hall

Walk 2 ( 2.3 miles)

Walk 3 ( 2.1 miles)

cider press to totness

Walk 4 Cider Press to Totness